One interesting thing with internet that the internet is not in control of one hand. We are using the internet form too many years, but do you think how the internet infrastructure works? Your answer may be No or maybe yes. If you didn’t know how the internet infrastructure works, I will tell you in this article.
If we look into the history of the internet, the internet technology is developing in a quick way from 15 years. In 4G speed we are experiencing high speed internet now a days. So, we can say internet technology of 2018 is developed in comparison of 2010. I know the comparison does not make any sense, but I am just telling you the development of the Internet.
- Definition and History of Internet.
- World Wide Web (WWW). Compare Internet vs World Wide Web.
- Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).
- How browser works?
- How to use Solo VPN?
Now we should come back to our point, I am going to tell you the working process of Internet infrastructure in a simple way so that you can understand easily.
How the internet infrastructure works
Computers and equipment within any network are basically connected with each other with the help of communication media such as cables, Fiber optics etc. The messages move across the network with the help of networking protocols.
All computer networks are not a part of the internet, and therefore, they may different protocols. Even they exchange information and massages.
This is done through a gateway
A protocol is a standard that controls of enables the data transfer between two computing endpoints. I am going to give you the picture below so that you can learn easily how the internet infrastructure work.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) created the first high speed backbone in 1987, called MSFNET. Backbones are typically fiber optic trunk lines. It has multi-fiber optic cables connected together to increase the capacity. Today, there are many companies that operate their own high speed. Capacity backbones and all of them interconnected. In this way, everyone on the internet no matter where they are and what company they use is able to talk to everyone else on the earth. The backbone network used in local area network is shown in the picture above.
You need to know the one more thing that the internet is not a small thing it is a large technology which we can’t assume. We can say the Internet is the combination of IP, DNS and too many things. I hope you find this article is helpful and you get the answer “how the internet infrastructure works”.